We started elevenM with a view of combining privacy and cyber security skills in a meaningful way. Our goal was to create a consultancy that helps clients monitor and protect their data throughout the data lifecycle, allowing them to build digital trust with their customers and ultimately drive competitive advantage.
Our team comprises deep experts and respected practitioners in privacy, cyber security, risk and communications, based internationally and around Australia. To build our team, we’ve drawn carefully from our collective networks, and we continue to identify and bring new talent into our team.
Peter Quigley — Principal
Peter has been a cyber security practitioner for over 20 years and has provided cyber security and technology risk services to clients across Australia, the US and Europe. Prior to founding elevenM, Peter held the position of IT Security Assurance leader for PwC Australia. Peter currently holds strategic cyber advisory roles with several top ASX listed organisations.
Melanie Marks — Principal
Privacy practice lead of elevenM, Melanie has established and run privacy governance programs for CBA and the National eHealth Transition Authority. Now, Melanie works with Australia’s most prominent brands to manage privacy, data governance and other risks of the digital age and drive innovation. Former President of IAPP ANZ, Melanie has also served on the advisory boards of InfogovANZ and Hello Sunday Morning and is an Expert Advisor to LexisNexis on privacy and data protection.
Arjun Ramachandran — Principal
Arjun specialises in providing strategic advice and communications expertise to help organisations build trust with their customers, boards and other key stakeholders.
A media and communications specialist, Arjun worked as a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald and in senior media relations roles across government and the private sector before establishing the cyber outreach and advocacy program for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. In this role Arjun helped to establish the bank as a cyber security thought leader and also led the bank’s cyber security strategy, incident response communications and security awareness programs.
Alistair Macleod — Principal
With extensive experience in privacy, risk, IT law and software engineering, Alistair is uniquely qualified to understand how technology can be used to simplify and automate risk, information and business processes.
Alistair has practiced law in the corporate and technology fields, and most recently held a senior advisory role at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he designed and implemented automated privacy tools and advised technology teams on privacy compliance and best practice.
Cassie Findlay — Principal
Cassie is an information governance and privacy professional with over 20 years’ operational and management experience delivering results in complex government and corporate environments. Most recently, based in San Francisco, she managed fashion retailer Gap Inc’s global information governance program and led the automation of Gap’s data subject rights program in support of CCPA and GDPR compliance.
Cassie was the lead author of the current International Standard on records management, ISO 15489, and is a member of the Standards Australia Committee on records management, IT 21. She holds a Master of Information Management from the University of New South Wales and CIPP/US and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Jordan Wilson-Otto — Principal
Jordan is a privacy specialist with experience in regulatory investigations, policy development, information security and open data. Jordan has conducted high profile regulatory investigations for both the State and Federal privacy regulators. He was Assistant Commissioner for Operational Privacy and Assurance at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, where he established and led the investigations and assurance function.
Jordan has also held leadership roles at GovHack, and the Victorian Society for Computers and the Law, and recently completed a Master’s thesis examining how open data approaches could contribute to transparency and public trust in the justice system.
Sebastian Le Cat — Senior Consultant
Sebastian is a senior consultant with extensive privacy experience in both Australia and the Netherlands. With expertise in implementing the European General Data Protection Regulation and the Australian Privacy Act as well as other APAC privacy frameworks, Sebastian’s key area of interest is the intersection between data, cyber and privacy. He supports businesses across all industries to meet compliance requirements and uplift their privacy practices.
Sebastian holds a Masters of Law in Internet, Intellectual Property and IT Law from VU University Amsterdam, specialising in privacy law, with a focus on international data transfers. Sebastian is CIPP/E and CIPM certified.
Tessa Loftus — Senior Consultant
Tessa is a communications and content strategist who specialises in targeted and accessible communications. With a decade of professional communications and stakeholder management experience, Tessa has a background in regulation, privacy and information security. She has produced strategies for a range of public and private sector organisations and worked as the publications manager and speechwriter to the Commissioners at the OAIC.
Adi Prigan — Senior Consultant
Adi is a privacy consultant at elevenM with a background in policy, legislation and law reform advocacy. Adi began her career in legal policy roles within the Commonwealth Government, where she delivered policy and legislative reform initiatives in the areas of criminal and discrimination law. Most recently, in her role as a policy lawyer with the Law Society of New South Wales, Adi managed the Privacy and Data Law Committee, where she engaged in law reform initiatives and advocacy on behalf of the NSW legal profession in the area of privacy and data law.
- Email: adi@elevenM.com
Quentin Xu — Senior Consultant
Quentin is a cyber security specialist with extensive experience in security technology solutions, operations, applications, and infrastructure. He has worked with many large transport and government organisations to uplift security posture operationally, as well as develop and maintain their own cybersecurity frameworks. In addition to building security eco-systems from the ground up for a number of large organisations in Australia, he has hands-on experience with incident handling and remediation.
Quentin holds a Bachelor degree in Finance/Economics from the University of NSW as well as a Graduate Certificate in Networking & Cyber Security from RMIT.
Gabby Tolkin-Rosen — Consultant
Gabriella focuses on strategic projects at elevenM. With rich experience in product management and in operationalising early-stage ventures, Gabriella aims to generate creative solutions at the intersection of product and privacy. Gabriella graduated with honours in Law from the University of Edinburgh and wrote her thesis on EU competition regulation in data-driven markets. She holds a CIPP/E and CIPM from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Theo Schreuder — Consultant
Theo is a cyber security specialist with a proven track record delivering outcomes on Australia’s largest cyber security programs. He brings a hands-on technical background to the team and is passionate about the difference effective cyber security can make to Australia’s digital economy. Theo holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Chemistry from the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Nick Allen — Consultant
Nick is a data specialist at elevenM. Coming from a formal sciences background in Mathematics, Nick brings analytical and technical thinking to our clients’ data challenges. Leveraging his expertise, Nick has a passion for bringing efficiency to our clients through the use of automation. It is through this passion that Nick supports elevenM’s partnership with the AI-powered cyber, privacy and governance platform Securiti.ai.
Nick holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Valerie Ng — Consultant
Valerie is an information management specialist with hands on experience in business system implementations, as well as in business improvement and compliance projects. She is driven by an interest in solving complex digital information problems, and applying information-based solutions to achieve better outcomes for individuals and organisations. Prior to joining elevenM she held information specialist roles with a number of State Government agencies including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Metro. With an undergraduate degree in History, Valerie also holds a Master of Business Information Systems from Monash University.
Tom Kench — Consultant
Tom is a privacy consultant and lawyer with a background in research and drafting. Prior to joining elevenM, Tom worked in private legal practice focusing on complex commercial and insurance litigation. Tom also worked on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as a researcher for the Department of Social Services.
Deepa Nagji — Consultant
Deepa is a regulation and compliance specialist with a background in risk, compliance and implementing organisational uplift projects. Deepa worked in the investigation and prosecution of serious and complex fraud for the UK Serious Fraud Office, before moving to Australia to work on remediation and uplift in the risk and compliance space for NAB and Rabobank.
Working in the elevenM privacy team, Deepa brings her investigative skills, compliance experience and passion for implementing efficient processes and policies to support our clients with their commitment to privacy compliance.